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Shop for a good cause at Ten Thousand Villages. Ten Thousand Villages works with artisans in third world countries and provides them an opportunity to market their products in the U.S., earn vital income and improve their quality of life by establishing a sustainable market for their handcrafted products. Shoppers at the store can find beautiful, unique handmade jewelry, baskets, tapestry, candles, and other decorative and home items created with all-natural materials. Crafts from Ten Thousand Villages not only make perfect gifts for everyone, shopper's fair trade purchases will help improve the lives of thousands of artisans in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East. -Shirley Hsieh
Find farm fresh produce, cheese, meats, and beautiful fresh flowers right in downtown Bethesda! With a rich history dating back to 1932, the Farm Women's Cooperative Market has an indoor and an outdoor market. The indoor market has over 75 vendors selling prepared foods, teas, coffees, baked foods and desserts, as well as meats, poultry and seafood. The outdoor flea market vendors offer a variety of jewelry, antiques, arts and crafts, and home furnishing. For a nice relaxing afternoon of outdoor shopping and local food close to home, the Farm Women's Cooperative Market is the place to be! -Shirley Hsieh
If you're looking for unique local items to take home as souvenirs or to gift to someone special, The Artisans is a good place to check out. This quirky little store has a collection of speciality gift items and local handiwork which includes stationery, pottery, ceramics, jewellery, accessories and more. Sourced from local artists in the area, you're bound to find a unique gift, and you can feel good about supporting local crafts along with it. For two decades, The Artisans has been surprising and charming it's customers with it's well selected choice of products. To find out what's new in store, please visit their Facebook page.
If you are an antique buff or are looking for the perfect gift to give a friend, The Great Republic is a great place to shop at. The store is absolutely packed with treasures from different time periods, including a first edition of Mark Twain's iconic classic novel, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn, a wall map of the country which dates back to 1845 and a 1946 Indian Chief Motorcycle which has been fully restored. A number of leather goods, bags and accessories can also be found here.
Kiln & Co. is popular for housing classic ceramics sourced from local and international artisans. You can choose from the artifacts or give a personal touch to the piece by painting, this store has something for everyone. This family-friendly store, Kiln & Co arranges for pottery camps and programs for the enthusiasts on a regular basis.
Indulge your creative side at Paint This! Armed with a bit of imagination and patience, one can color a myriad of ceramics from cups, pots and dinnerware to planters and frames. The studio supplies the raw materials and also offers to glaze your work of art. The end result is your own masterpiece to take home and showcase on the mantel-piece. Enjoy this artistic experience alone or with friends and have a memorable time.